This is the Process in which the tree is completely felled (Cut down to ground level), sometimes stumps are left three to four feet high so that they are not a trip hazard this is usually done in, schools, parks, car parks etc. This can be due to the tree being infected with disease, it may already be dead, or it is considered a danger.
Pollarding is a form of work which involves removal almost all limbs from the tree. Pollarding is an effective way to prevent trees from outgrowing their given surroundings, it will decrease shade cast by the tree, in some cases it can even be an effective way of rejuvenating the tree and help to prolong its life. Many trees can benefit from a pollard depending on what type of tree and the time of year. The trees that respond best to pollarding are; Lime, Oak, Beech, Poplar, Elder, some species of Acer, Ash, Elm, London Plane, Sweet Chestnut and Eucalyptus.
Once a tree has been completely removed you are left with a stump. Using a stump grinder is great way to completely get rid of the stump you have been left with. They can be hazardous, they can attract insects, freshly cut down trees can re-grow even when just the stump is left and if there are surrounding trees the stump can still harbour diseases.
The outcome of a crown raise is to lift the crown further from the ground level. This involves removing the lower limbs of the tree to push the shape of the crown upwards. This method of pruning is usually done to keep limbs out of the way of buildings, walkways, roads, etc. to stop the lower limbs of the tree being hazardous.
When crown reducing you are looking to maintain the natural looking shape of that species of tree whilst also decreasing the crown in size. Crown Reducing can be done for many different meanings whether that be, the tree is getting to big for the surroundings or sometimes just to bring it back into shape where maybe some parts have grown bigger than others.
Crown Thinning is the method in which all growth not affecting the shape of the crown can be removed. This does not mean that all growth must be removed but it means that what is needed to be removed can be. Crown thinning it is normally done when keeping the natural shape of the tree is desired and not wanting to reduce the size, but letting more light come through the tree is what outcome is desired.
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Birch Tree Care Offer a 24Hr call out service. Throughout the winter months winds grow stronger, rain gets heavier this will all affect the trees in some way, sadly sometimes not a good way, whether it be day or night, you can rely on us to be there when you call!
Deadwood is more common in mature trees than you think, typically there are a few main factors why a tree may have deadwood present;
- Fungal colonisation - Disease
- Storm damage - Lack of sap
-Lack of water
Why is it important to remove deadwood?
If/when the deadwood breaks off, this leaves the heartwood of the tree open meaning insects can penetrate the wood, water will gather in the open wound, thus causing trunk rot
Cause damage to property/buildings when it breaks off and falls.
If there is large amount of deadwood present, this can indicate the tree may not be in good health or may be diseased.
Deadwood will reduce the trees capability of growing to its full potential.
The amount of woodchipping's we create is staggering, therefore we offer free wood chip delivery if we are working in the area, they are great for gardens, keepings chickens or horses or even using it for borders! If you are interested in this service, please contact us and we can discuss delivery.